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What Is an SQL Injection? What if I Am Attacked by One

Hackers use an SQL injection attack to attempt to access your website databases. They may be after customer data, user IDs, passwords, credit card numbers, or other sensitive information.

SQL (Structured Query Language) is specifically understood by databases. Hackers insert commands from this programming language into input fields on your site and, if your site is vulnerable, these commands will open the database, so the hacker can steal the information stored inside. This can be devastating to an online business.

It is critical that you use the latest versions of all applications, and that you limit the use of third-party plug-ins where possible. Your SiteLock Deep 360-Degree Site Scan will verify the safety of each input data box and, if a vulnerability is detected, you will be notified.

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